For the price, what you get with the board (integrated 10/100 NIC and 6-channel audio with adapter), in addition to having some very good o/c features, it is definitely a board that should be on the consideration list. The reviews I have read also indicate the board is very stable.
Besides, there is just the plain old coolness factor with the black PCB and the purple PCI slots; especially if you have a modded case with a window and a light kit.
Just my $.02 though.
Earl for the OC Crusaders
P3 700@980 (140x7.0 1.85V--dropped from 1001 to o/c video higher)
Abit VH6-II w/256MB PC150 (2-2-2)
Radeon 64MB VIVO 205/205
13.5GB & 30GB Maxtor ATA100 (5400RPM)
Memorex 36X CD-ROM/TDK 8x4x32 CD-RW
Prince of the OC Crusaders
Intel i7 3.2GHz @ 3.93GHz
Cooler Master V8
Asus P9X79 Pro
16GB Patriot Viper Extreme DDR3-1600
MSI Radeon HD6950 - Unlocked to 6970
1TB/1.5TB - 200/80/500GB Seagate SATA (7200RPM)
Asus 20x DVD-RW DL DVD-RW
I built my new PC this past weekend using the SOYO Dragon+ and had only a few problems. Overall the board is very good - it has a one quirky layout issue- the CD-ROM signal wire connects between two PCI slots - which are located after the AGP slot- which boils down to a wire running over and on top of my GeForce3 card. Not a big deal, but makes me a little nervous. I am running WIndows XP and had stability issues until I flashed the BIOS with veriosn BA1 - now things run smoothly. I also had sound problems until I figured out I had plugged the wire in wrong! DOH! The sound is VERY good as well, almost as good as my SB Live. The board is very stable, is very fast and I am very happy. Also, SOYO documentation is not all that great- it is easy enough to follow the diagrams, but their english needs some work. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!
Here is my new PC:
Athlon XP 1700+
512MB Crucial DDR RAM
InWin Q500 case
My new System:
Athlon XP 1700+
512 MB Crucial DDR RAM
InWin Q-500 Tower
Sony Trinitron 19"
"The trouble with too much self love, is that eventually you become jealous of the people who envy you!
I have the SOYO DRAGON (not the +) and its great! I hear the DRAGON + is a lot better. I find that hard to believe because the DRAGON ran flawless and was easy to use, in other words it was perfect. How can the DRAGON + be better than perfect? I hear nothing but good things about the DRAGON + and with my experience with the DRAGON, I say go with the DRAGON +! As of late SOYO has been putting out some great MOBOs!
THE GAMING MACHINE!!!
1.4ghz T-BIRD w/AYHJA stepping @1.606GHZ(146FSB, CPU stepping 11.0, +0.075V) 100%Stable
2X256 NANYA PC2100 CAS2 (512mb total)
SOYO K7V DRAGON (built in DOLBY 5.1, RAID, and NETWORK)
PLEXTOR 16X10X40A CDRW
LITE ON 16X48X DVD
SONY 1.44 FLOPPY
2X20GB IBM 60GXP hard drives
RADEON 8500 at(293/280(560))
PCI 2 PORT USB card
INTAKE 2X92mm PANAFLO FANS
EXHAUST 2X80mm FANS & 1x120mm PANAFLO FAN
OCZ GLADIATOR SILVER (for CPU)
SONY 19" HMD-A400/L FLAT TRINITRON monitor
ALL CABLES ARE ROUNDED OR HAVE ROUND TUBING ON THEM
WINDOW IN THE SIDE!!!!
ANTEC SX1040B w/400watt PS
WINDOWS ME on 30GB
WINDOWS XP PRO on 10GB
Sidewinder Game Voice
Sidewinder Freestyle Pro
Pioneer vsx-456 Receiver
Infinity rs-1 speakers
2 BLACK LIGHTS in the case!!!!!!!
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[This message has been edited by akhad612 (edited November 29, 2001).]
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